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The Bank of Israel operates several programs to deal with liquidity difficulties that have adversely impacted the financial system due to the war, and to ensure the orderly functioning of the financial markets and support economic activity and financial stability.

Programs that have been activated to date: 

  1. Sale of up to $30 billion of foreign exchange in order to moderate the fluctuations in the value of the shekel and to supply the liquidity required for continued orderly activity of the markets.
  2. Supply of the required liquidity to the foreign exchange market by executing up to $15 billion in swap transactions.
  3. Carry out repo transactions vis-à-vis institutional entities and mutual funds using corporate bonds and/or government bonds as collateral with the goal of maintaining the orderly activity of the markets.

Following is a monthly update on the scope of the programs that have been put into operation, as of October 31, 2023:


Repo transactions with bonds as collateral

Dollar-shekel swaps

Foreign exchange sales

Date announced by the Bank of Israel


October 9, 2023[1]

October 9, 2023[2]

Scope as of:

NIS million

$ billion

$ billion

October 2023






[1] See the press release on the Bank of Israel website regarding swap transactions up to a total of $15 billion, from October 9, 2023:

[2] See the press release on the Bank of Israel website regarding foreign exchange sales of up to a total of $30 billion on October 9, 2023: